Apple Watch Series 4 : just a watch or a medical device?

Apple smartwatch is evolving from a simple gadget into a medical device for a better and healthy living.

Apple at its September hardware event unveiled its next-generation smartwatch – Apple Watch Series 4. With a better and larger display, it has come with a built-in electrical heart sensor enabling it to measure a variety of health metrics.

Apple has gained clearance from FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) to use its sensors and accompanying app to detect atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that could lead to many heart conditions such as blood clots, stroke, and heart failure.

The new Apple watch series 4 will be equipped with electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor along with its typical IR sensor. It will also watch for heart rhythm and can detect if the wearer falls. It will automatically detect and initiate an emergency call. Automated SOS message will be sent to your emergency contact if it senses the wearer is immobile for 1 minute.

 

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Apple Watch Series 4
Apple Watch Series 4

 

SOME IMPRESSIVE HEALTH FEATURES

The older models of Apple watch came with heart rate sensors and tracked calories burned, resting heart rate, the Apple Watch Series 4 has few new features.

It will send notification if heat rate appears to be too low.

It will be able to screen heart rhythm.

Send notifications using its SOS feature.

Apple Watch Series 4 most impressive feature is its electrical heart sensor, wearers can take an electrocardiogram (ECG) straight from the wrist.

The heart rate data can easily be shared with doctors with a PDF file.

Apple Smart Watch Series 4 Specifications and Price

Apple Watch Series 4
Apple Watch Series 4

DISPLAY & DESIGN

Apple Watch Series 4 comes in two sizes, 40mm and 44mm

COLOR AND MATERIAL 

Available in stainless steel or aluminum

Aluminum comes in silver, gold and Space grey

Stainless steel in Space Black and Gold

BATTERY

It has the same battery life as before, 18 hour

SOFTWARE

It uses WatchOS 5 operating system.

PRICE

Apple Watch Series 4 starts at $399

The cellular model starts at $499

AVAILABILITY

Apple Watch Series 4 is available for pre-order

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